‘Something wrong with the EC’

Lack of confidence in Election Commission needs to be addressed, politicians concur with Sultan Nazrin

(The Vibes) – The Election Commission (EC) is experiencing a trust deficit that needs to be addressed immediately.

This is the reaction of several politicians to Perak ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah’s remarks yesterday on enhancing the effectiveness and trustworthiness of the EC, with one of them simply saying that there’s “something wrong” with the institution.

The sultan had asked the Conference of Rulers and Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to pay special attention to the selection of EC members and ensure that they command the public trust.

The deputy Agong made the proposal during a book launch yesterday as he noted that the commission’s members cannot simply be dismissed, barring grounds to do so, similar to the position of a Federal Court judge.

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